Downloads of v 3.0:


Last Update:

24 Nov 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Comfort Software Group


on-screen keyboard freeware admin

Free Virtual Keyboard

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3.0 | Updated: 24 Nov 2016



Downloads of v 3.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Comfort Software Group

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Free Virtual Keyboard 3.0

This is not the latest version of Free Virtual Keyboard available.

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To install Free Virtual Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Free Virtual Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Free Virtual Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade free-virtual-keyboard -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade free-virtual-keyboard -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure free-virtual-keyboard installed
    name: free-virtual-keyboard
    state: present
    version: 3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'free-virtual-keyboard' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: free-virtual-keyboard,
    Version: 3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller free-virtual-keyboard
   Name     = 'free-virtual-keyboard'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'free-virtual-keyboard':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install free-virtual-keyboard version="3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Dec 2017.


Free Virtual Keyboard works on any Windows based UMPC with a passive touchscreen (Ultra-mobile PC, Tablet PC and Panel PC). If you spend a lot of time responding to e-mail or jotting down notes on your mobile computer and find your hardware keyboard awkward or too small, a screen software keyboard may be just the improvement you've been seeking. This handy keyboard has keys large enough to be typed with the fingertips.


  • Change size, color and transparency of keyboard on the computer screen
  • Auto-repeat function
  • Run it from portable USB flash drive
  • Supports Microsoft Windows ® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'free-virtual-keyboard'
  fileType               = 'exe'
  url                    = ''
  checksum               = 'f5425f3d2ff11e8a0b98fc5fa652802a6e60b8c6361aa562002ea213d86d8aef'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Free Virtual Keyboard *'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation 'FreeVK'
if ($installLocation)  {
    Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
    Register-Application "$installLocation\freevk.exe" vk
    Write-Host "$packageName registered as vk"
} else { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location" }

# Installer will start the process after installation, kill it
ps freevk -ea 0 | kill

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Free Virtual Keyboard 4.2 254 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Approved
Free Virtual Keyboard 4.1 223 Monday, June 18, 2018 Approved
Free Virtual Keyboard 3.0 491 Thursday, November 24, 2016 Approved
Free Virtual Keyboard 656 Thursday, May 16, 2013 Unknown
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